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Krishna Kakkaiyadi

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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French court upholds validity of MSD’s SPC protecting ezetimibe and simvastatin in combination

France - November 19 2018 A French Court has upheld the validity of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (“SPC“) protecting the ezetimibesimvastatin combination under...

Frédéric Chevallier.


Patent and Pharma Update - October 2018

United Kingdom, Bulgaria, European Union - October 11 2018 In our last Patent and Pharma update, we reported on the opinion of Advocate General Wathelet (the “AG”) on the interpretation of Article 3(a) of the...

Jonathan Turnbull, Rachel Montagnon.


EPO publishes 2018 revision of Guidelines for Examination directed to computer-implemented inventions

European Union - October 10 2018 The EPO has recently published the 2018 revision to its Guidelines for Examination, which are generally updated annually to take into account...

Jonathan Turnbull, Julie Chiu.


Patent and Pharma Update

United Kingdom, European Union - July 10 2018 Since Actavis v Lilly transformed the UK’s approach to patent infringement, there have been only a handful of cases which have grappled with the new...

Jonathan Turnbull, Monika Klajn, Rachel Montagnon.


EPO Administrative Council clarifies patentability position of plants and animals

United Kingdom, European Union - July 31 2017 From 1 July 2017, the EPO will no longer grant patents for plants and animals exclusively obtained by means of an "essentially biological process"...

Joel Smith.